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Macon State Admission Requirements

Macon, Georgia

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Chances of getting into Macon State College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
47%
Admission Difficulty for Macon State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Macon State and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Macon State is 47%.  It ranks #8 in Georgia and #199 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Macon State is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,207 out of 2,571 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent (SAT 890/1100 ACT 16/20). Macon State College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.96. Of those applicants who were admitted, 67% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Macon State College is a prized outcome for many students.

The Macon State application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Macon State College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Macon State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
890-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Macon State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Macon State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Macon State College?

Macon State College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. Macon State ranks #31 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Macon State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1100 and Above Good >63%
995 to 1100 Avg + 47%-63%
890 to 995 Avg - 32%-47%
785 to 890 Reach 20%-32%
Less than 785 Low <20%
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Macon State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Macon State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Macon State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Macon State?

Admission data indicates that Macon State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #36 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Macon State College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Macon State College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
20 and Above Good >63%
18 to 20 Avg + 47%-63%
16 to 18 Avg - 32%-47%
14 to 16 Reach 20%-32%
Less than 14 Low <20%
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Macon State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
2.96*
Typical High School Grades 
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Macon State College?

You can get into Macon State with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Macon State College was 2.96 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #42 in Georgia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Macon State will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 2.96 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Macon State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,589 982 2,571
Accepted 724 483 1,207
Acceptance Rate 46% 49% 47%
Enrolled 465 348 813
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 64% 72% 67%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Macon State College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Macon State College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Macon State College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Do not know
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Do not know
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Macon State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140322 IPEDS survey data for Macon State College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Macon State College?

47% of those who apply are granted admission to Macon State. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Macon State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1100. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Macon State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 20. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.